London North Centre

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London North Centre
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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London North Centre shown within southwestern Ontario
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Susan Truppe
Conservative
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 117,899
Electors (2011) 94,684
Area (km²)[2] 59.78
Pop. density (per km²) 1,972.2
Census divisions Middlesex
Census subdivisions London

London North Centre (formerly known as London—Adelaide) is an electoral district in the province of Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1997.

Its population in 2006 was 115,250 and the average family income was $71,995.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2001 Census
Population 107,672
Electors 91,328
Area (km²) 64
Population density (people per km²) 1682.4

Ethnic groups: 86.8% White, 2.0% Chinese, 1.9% Black, 1.8% South Asian, 1.7% Aboriginal, 1.2% Southeast Asian, 1.1% Arab
Languages: 79.8% English, 1.4% French, 18.0% Other
Religions: 38.5% Protestant, 27.3% Catholic, 22.6% No religion, 3.0% Muslim, 2.8% Other Christian, 2.2% Christian Orthodox, 1.1% Jewish
Average income: $31,174

Geography[edit]

It consists of the part of the City of London east of Wonderland Road North and Wharncliffe Road, north of Oxford Street West and the Thames River and west of Highbury Avenue North. The district includes the University of Western Ontario and Victoria, University, and St. Joseph's Hospitals. Wonderland Road, Oxford Street, Wharncliffe Road, and south branch of the Thames River form its western boundary with the district of London West, Highbury Avenue and the south branch of the Thames its eastern and southern boundaries with London—Fanshawe, and the north city limit its boundary with Perth—Middlesex riding to the north.

The riding was created in 1996 as "London—Adelaide" from parts of London East and London—Middlesex ridings. It was renamed "London North Centre" in 1997.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following member of the House of Commons:

Parliament Years Member Party
London—Adelaide
Riding created from London East and London—Middlesex
36th  1997 − 2000     Joe Fontana Liberal
Riding renamed — London North Centre
37th  2000 − 2004     Joe Fontana Liberal
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2006
 2006 − 2008     Glen Pearson Liberal
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present     Susan Truppe Conservative

Election results[edit]

2011 general election[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Susan Truppe 19,468 36.96 +3.99
Liberal Glen Pearson 17,803 33.80 -5.33
New Democratic German Gutierrez 12,996 24.67 +7.20
Green Mary Ann Hodge 2,177 4.13 -6.30
Animal Alliance AnnaMaria Valastro 229 0.43
Total valid votes 52,673 100.00
Total rejected ballots 231 0.44 +0.03
Turnout 52,904 59.69
Eligible voters 88,624

2008 general election[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Glen Pearson 21,018 39.13 +4.27 $90,524
Conservative Paul Van Meerbergen 17,712 32.97 +8.49 $71,577
New Democratic Steve Holmes 9,387 17.47 +3.39 $13,795
Green Mary Ann Hodge 5,603 10.43 -15.41 $7,209
Total valid votes/Expense limit 53,720 100.00 $93,856
Total rejected ballots 222 0.41
Turnout 53,942

2006 by-election[edit]

Lawn signs for all the major candidates decorate the intersection of Dundas and Egerton streets during the by-election

Long-time MP Joe Fontana resigned from the seat in 2006 in order to run in the London municipal election as a candidate for mayor, requiring a by-election to be held.

The election was called on October 22, 2006 with polling day falling on November 27.[3]

The election result presented a major breakthrough for the Green Party, tripling its previous showing in the general election and placing slightly ahead of the candidate of the governing Conservative Party. The vote for party leader Elizabeth May was over five times the 4.5% national popular vote in the preceding federal election.


Canadian federal by-election, November 27, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Glen Pearson 13,287 34.85% -5.27
Green Elizabeth May 9,864 25.87% +20.38
Conservative Dianne Haskett 9,309 24.42% -5.48
New Democratic Megan Walker 5,388 14.13% -9.62
Progressive Canadian Steven Hunter 145 0.38% -0.09
Independent Robert Ede 77 0.20%
Canadian Action Will Arlow 53 0.14%
Total 38,123 100.00%
Called as a result of Mr. Fontana's resignation on 20 September 2006.

1997-2006 general elections[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Joe Fontana 24,109 40.12 -2.96 $78,406
Conservative John Mazzilli 17,968 29.90 +2.46 $63,536
New Democratic Stephen Maynard 14,271 23.75 -0.39 $20,817
Green Stuart Smith 3,300 5.49 +0.72 $2,442
Progressive Canadian Rod Morley 283 0.47 +0.03 $2,852
Marxist–Leninist Margaret Mondaca 160 0.27 +0.14 $0.00
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Joe Fontana 21,472 43.08 -8.46
Conservative Tim Gatten 13,677 27.44 -9.57
New Democratic Joe Swan 12,034 24.14 +15.24
Green Bronagh Joyce Morgan 2,376 4.77 +3.23
Progressive Canadian Rod Morley 220 0.44
Marxist–Leninist Gustavo Grandos-Ocon 67 0.13

^ Conservative change is from combined Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative totals.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Joe Fontana 22,795 51.54 -0.18
Alliance Nancy Branscombe 9,062 20.49 +5.30
Progressive Conservative Lorie Johnson 7,305 16.52 -0.95
New Democratic Colleen Redmond 3,936 8.90 -3.39
Green Jeremy McNaughton 681 1.54 +0.06
Marijuana Tim Berg 453 1.02 -

^ Canadian Alliance change is from Reform

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Joe Fontana 23,891 51.72
Progressive Conservative Jim Henkel 8,072 17.47
Reform Tara Bingham 7,016 15.19
New Democratic Colleen Redmond 5,679 12.29
Green Jeff Culbert 685 1.48
Christian Heritage Ken Devries 375 0.81
Independent Michael Rubinoff 336 0.73
Marxist–Leninist Vera Cruise 138 0.30

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Coordinates: 43°00′N 81°12′W / 43.0°N 81.2°W / 43.0; -81.2